Washington, D.C., July 7, 2020: I prepared a short question and answer on yesterday’s ICE Guidance on F-1 Students and virtual programs of studies: 1. If my university will offer 100% online classes in the Fall 2020 semester, will I be eligible for an F-1 visa? No....

To protect Canadians from the outbreak of COVID-19, the Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, announced travel restrictions that limit travel to Canada. Until further notice, most foreign nationals cannot travel to Canada, even if they have a valid visitor visa or electronic travel authorization (eTA). In March,...

On June 23, 2020, the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) issued 87 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) under the technology sector to apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residence. BC PNP Tech Pilot draw issued ITAs to candidates under the Express Entry BC and...

Washington, D.C., July 6, 2020: On July 1, 2020, US Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it would give applicants more time to respond to requests for evidence due to the COVID19 crisis. Previous Guidance Last March 2020, USCIS announced that it would give applicants an...

Washington, D.C., June 24, 2020: In response to funding shortages caused by a huge drop in visa applications, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services is planning to furlough nearly 70% of its workforce. Under current law, USCIS raises funds for its operations from application fees that immigrants...

Washington, D.C. – June 18, 2020: The U.S. Department of State recently published its monthly Visa Bulletin for July, 2020. Employment Based Green Cards The July, 2020 visa bulletin shows modest movement forward for most Employment-based categories and significant movement forward for EB-1 and EB-5 India. The...

Washington, D.C., June 18, 2020: USCIS processing times for EB-5 visa processing appear to be getting worse instead of getting better. USCIS announced that official processing times for EB-5 I-526 visa petitions are between 29 and 61 months (61 months is 5 years and 1...